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Marreese Speights

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Biography

Background

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Selected by Philadelphia as an early entry candidate in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft (16th overall).
• Traded by Philadelphia to Memphis in a three-team deal on January 4, 2012.
• Traded by Memphis along with Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for Jon Leuer on January 22, 2013.
• Signed by Golden State as an unrestricted free agent on July 12, 2013.
• Enters 2015-16 owning career averages of 7.9 points and 4.3 rebounds, while shooting 47.2 percent from the field in 15.7 minutes in 499 games (73 starts) over six seasons with Philadelphia, Memphis, Cleveland and Golden State.
• Has appeared in 29 playoff games with Philadelphia, Memphis and Golden State, averaging 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 9.8 minutes and helping Golden State to the 2014-15 NBA championship.

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Appeared in 76 games (nine starts), averaging 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15.9 minutes.
• In nine starts, held averages of 15.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.5 minutes.
• Set a single-season career-high with 666 total points on 3/18 vs. Atlanta, finishing with 791 on the season.
• Shot a career-best 84.3 percent from the free throw line (150-of-178).
• Drew 29 charges, second-most in the NBA behind Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins (34).
• Led Golden State in bench scoring a team-high 31 times.
• Scored in double figures 42 times, a single-season career high.
• Posted six 20-point games, one shy of his career-best for a single season... Recorded one double-double.
• Tied a career-high with 12 made field goals on 1/2 vs. Toronto, finishing with 26 points, his largest career scoring effort as a starter.
• Tied a career-high with four blocked shots on 12/30 vs. Philadelphia.
• Made his first start of the season on 12/25 at the L.A. Clippers, tallying 11 points in 22 minutes.
• Scored 27 points (16 in the fourth quarter) in a comeback victory on 11/28 at Charlotte, tying a career high with 12 field goals.
• Recorded a season-high 28 points off the bench on 11/23 at Oklahoma City.
• Scored 14 points on 11/21 vs. Utah, marking the first time in his Warriors career that he has scored in double figures in three straight games.
• DNP-CD five times... Missed one game due to an NBA suspension.
• Appeared in 10 postseason games, averaging 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 6.7 minutes.
• Scored 10 points in 13 minutes off the bench on 5/3 vs. Memphis, his fourth career playoff game in double figures.
• Blocked a playoff career-high two shots on 4/20 vs. New Orleans.
• Missed eight playoff games with a moderate right calf strain... DNP-CD three times.

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Appeared in 79 games (three starts), averaging 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 12.4 minutes.
• In three starts, averaged 10.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 25.0 minutes.
• Scored in double figures 16 times, including two games with 20-plus.
• Registered a double-double with 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds on 4/4 vs. Sacramento, his first double-double with the Warriors and the first by a Golden State reserve in 2013-14.
• Made his first start with the Warriors on 3/28 vs. Memphis, tallying 15 points and eight rebounds while hitting 7-of-9 from the field.
• Scored a career-high 32 points in 26 minutes on 2/10 vs. Philadelphia, doubling his previous season-best of 16... Hit 12-of-15 from the field, including his first seven shots, and had 22 points at the half... His 32 points were the most by a Warriors reserve since Anthony Morrow had 35 in 2010.
• Made his Warriors debut on 10/30 vs. the L.A. Lakers, totaling seven points, eight rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.
• DNP-CD three times.
• Appeared in all seven playoff games, averaging 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 9.7 minutes off the bench.
• Scored a playoff-career-high 12 points in Game 6 on 5/1 vs. the Clippers.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MEMPHIS & CLEVELAND:
• Appeared in 79 games (three starts), averaging 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes for the Grizzlies and Cavaliers.
• Appeared in 40 games (two starts), averaging 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes for Memphis.
• Appeared in 39 games (one start), averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.5 minutes for Cleveland.
• In 24 games in which he logged 20-or-more minutes, averaged 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.
• Scored 10-plus points 29 times and 20-plus four times, including a season-high-tying 23 points with eight rebounds on 4/1 at Atlanta.
• Registered 10-plus rebounds six times, with five resulting in double-doubles, including two 20-point/10-rebound games.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MEMPHIS:
• Appeared in 60 games (54 starts), averaging career-highs in points (8.8), rebounds (6.2) and minutes (22.4) for the Grizzlies following a trade from Philadelphia on January 4, 2012.
• Scored 10-plus points 25 times and 20-plus points twice, including a season-high 25 points in a career-high 49 minutes on 3/13 vs. the Lakers.
• Tallied 10-plus rebounds 10 times and had seven double-doubles, including one 20-point/10-rebound game on 2/15 at New Jersey.
• Appeared in seven playoff games, averaging 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 14.3 minutes in the Grizzlies First Round loss to the Clippers.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
• Appeared in 64 games (one start), averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes for the 76ers.
• Appeared in two playoff games, averaging 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.5 minutes in the Sixers First Round series loss to Miami.

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
• Appeared in 62 games (one start), averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16.4 minutes for the 76ers.
• Scored 10-plus points 20 times and 20-plus points seven times, including a career-high 28 points on 12/19 vs. the L.A. Clippers.
• Recorded 10-plus rebounds three times, all resulting in double-doubles, including his first 20-point, 10-rebound game on 10/31 at New York.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
• Appeared in 79 games (two starts), averaging 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting a career-high 50.2 percent (252-for-502 FG) from the field in 16.0 minutes for the 76ers.
• Scored 10-plus points 29 times and 20-plus points once, totaling a season-high 24 points on 2/9 vs. Phoenix.
• Grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice and had one double-double, totaling 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double on 2/18 vs. Denver.
• Made his NBA debut on 10/31 vs. New York, totaling six points and three rebounds on 3-of-4 shooting in six minutes.
• Appeared in three playoff games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.7 minutes in the 76ers First Round series loss to Orlando.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
• In two seasons at the University of Florida (2006-08), averaged 9.5 points and 5.4 rebounds on 63.3 percent shooting in 15.4 minutes in 69 games.
• Would have ranked second in school history in field goal percentage but fell just short of the minimum qualifications.
• Averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds on 62.4 percent shooting in 24.3 minutes in his second and final season with the Gators.
• Averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds on 67.1 percent shooting in 5.7 minutes in 33 games as a freshman for the 2007 NCAA National Champion Gators, playing behind future NBA players Al Horford and Joakim Noah.

PERSONAL: Full name is Marreese Akeem Speights...Attended Gibbs High School and Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg before spending his senior year at Hargrave Military Academy...Had his jersey number retired after one year at Admiral Farragut Academy...As a senior, averaged 17.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists...Along with Al Horford and Joakim Noah, three more of his teammates on the 2007 NCAA Champion Gators were selected in the 2007 NBA Draft (Corey Brewer, Taurean Green and Chris Richard)... Is one of seven active players to win both an NBA championship (2015) and an NCAA title (2007)...Received a key to the city from his hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida, in the summer of 2015... Brought the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to Child’s Park Recreation Center in St. Pete in an event open for the public this past summer...Has been active in Warriors community outreach programs during his two seasons with the club...Took part in the Make-A-Wish Holiday Party at the team’s practice facility each of the last two years, in which several Make-A-Wish families were treated to an evening of carnival-type games...Participated in the Oracle Community Basketball Clinic at Oracle Arena in January 2014...Purchased tickets to every home game that were donated to deserving youth groups...Donated money to save the City of Oakland’s 22nd Annual Holiday Dinner in 2013, providing the funds so that thousands of Bay Area residents, including seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens could be treated to a holiday meal at the Oakland Convention Center...Is on Twitter @Mospeights16.
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Vitals

Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: August 04, 1987
From: University of Florida
Draft: 1st Round (16th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2013 - 2015
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2013 - 2013
  Memphis Grizzlies 2012 - 2012
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Florida/USA

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